Bio

Yamaha and Muse Receptor sponsored artist Andrew Colyer has played piano,
keyboards, trumpet, and sung across the United States, England, Canada, and Japan, including three times at Carnegie Hall.  His classical training includes
the Juilliard School, and his teaching lineage places him five steps down
from Beethoven.

Rock/pop experience includes performing and collaborating with
Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson), Jon Anderson (YES), The Tubes, Sound of Contact featuring Simon Collins, Ryche Chlanda (Fireballet, Renaissance), Max Flyer (CBS Records), Rian Adkinson, Awaken, 10th Planet, Cell15, the Prog Rock Orchestra, Circuline, and the Progressive Rock Tribute Band, Downing Grey.

With regards to jazz and big band music, Andrew has performed with Clark Terry,
Louis Bellson, Marvin Stamm, Nick Brignola, and the Avalon Jazz Quartet.

Andrew has composed original music for commercial radio, video, and film, which includes Indie film producer Luke Franek’s award-winning film, “Tingle”, and Nelson Blish’s 2016 short film “Turnabout”, which was featured at the 2017 Chautauqua and Buffalo-Niagara international film festivals, and the 2018 New York F.A.M.E. Festival.

Performing experience includes Andrew singing and playing keyboards with Max Flyer (CBS Records) for their 30-year reunion shows in 2012, and on the “iProg – Your Classic Prog Playlist on Shuffle” tour with Downing Grey during 2013.  Andrew performed on keyboards/vocals with the Prog Rock Orchestra on the Moody Blues Cruise and the Yes-headlining Cruise To The Edge in April 2014, and at the 15th International Rite of Spring Festival (RoSfest) with Cell15 in 2018.

One of the core members of the modern progressive rock band Circuline, Andrew has been performing live on keyboards/vocals with Circuline since November 2014, and composed/performed on Circuline’s debut album Return (released April 2015).  Circuline released their their second studio album, Counterpoint in May 2016, to rave reviews.  2016 live performances with Circuline included the 13th International Rites of Spring Festival (RoSfest) in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Philadelphia’s Liberty Music Fest; and the 2016 Sonic Voyage Fest in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York.

In 2017 Circuline performed at Prog on the Ranch (Florida), the Cruise to the Edge After Hours Late Night events, toured England opening for I.O. Earth in June (including the Harmonix Fest), and performed at ProgStock 2017 in New Jersey.

In May 2018, Circuline released their RoSfest performance on the CD/DVD/Blu-Ray CircuLive::Majestik, and are currently back in the studio writing and recording their 3rd studio album.  Circuline tour dates for late 2019 are currently being planned for the northeast U.S. and Canada, following the release of their fourth product, a live CD/DVD/Blu-Ray from their ProgStock performance.  Andrew is also currently scheduling live performances for the 2019 NAMM convention in Anaheim, California.

In addition to group collaborations, Andrew also composes and performs his own original music.  His first CD, Gift to Gaia (co-produced with Lilli Farrell for Japanese popular artist Kirk Reinert), toured Japan and sold over 3000 copies.  The CD of original music About Time, was released December 2014, and the solo piano and video single, “One Thing”, was released in September 2017.  Andrew’s latest release, Christmas Time, is a collection of solo piano improvisations, and is scheduled for release on November 16th, 2018.  He lives between New York City and Woodstock.

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Shared the bill with:

  • Roger Daltrey (The Who)
  • YES
  • The Moody Blues
  • Little River Band
  • Starship
  • “The Orchestra” [former members of Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)]
  • The Zombies
  • Tangerine Dream
  • Saga
  • Steve Hackett’s Genesis Revisited
  • Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy
  • Renaissance
  • Marillion
  • Queensryche
  • Zebra
  • Lighthouse
  • The Strawbs
  • The Electric Strawbs
  • Stickmen (featuring Tony Levin)
  • U.K.
  • Eddie Jobson
  • Sound of Contact (featuring Simon Collins)
  • Glass Hammer
  • Patrick Moraz
  • Three Friends (former members of Gentle Giant)
  • Spock’s Beard
  • Magic Pie
  • Soft Machine (Legacy)
  • PFM (Premiata Forneria Marconi)
  • Lifesigns
  • Dave Kerzner Band
  • Presto Ballet
  • IO Earth
  • The Pineapple Thief
  • Electric Asturias
  • Moon Safari
  • Scale the Summit
  • Shawn Phillips
  • No More Pain
  • Heavy Mellow
  • Pamela Moore
  • Cheap Thrill
  • Kinetic Element
  • Elephants of Scotland
  • 3rDegree
  • Stratospheerius
  • Shadow Eden
  • The Fringe
  • Bent Knee
  • Comedy of Errors
  • Randy Hansen’s “Music of Jimi Hendrix”
  • Danny Vaughn’s “Music of the Eagles”

Recorded/Performed/Collaborated with:

  • Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson)
  • Jon Anderson (YES)
  • The Tubes (East Coast sub on keys/vocals)
  • Ryche Chlanda (Fireballet, Renaissance)
  • Max Flyer (CBS Records)
  • The Prog Rock Orchestra – 2014 Moody Blues Cruise and YES Cruise to the Edge
  • Frank Wyatt & Oblivion Sun – progressive rock and fusion (2nd keys)
  • Sound of Contact [featuring Simon Collins] (touring keys/vocals)
  • Downing Grey – progressive rock tribute band
  • Circuline – modern cinematic progressive rock
  • Cell15 – modern rock
  • ColyerBrown – jazz/pop/singer-songwriter duo
  • Rian Adkinson – alternative singer-songwriter pop/rock (keys/vocals)
  • Awaken – melodic alternative metal (keys/vocals/sound design)
  • 10th Planet – rock/pop
  • Paul Ranieri’s Mondo Electro Project – rock/funk/fusion
  • Indra’s Net – progressive classical
  • Phil Massaro Symphony – eclectic pop/rock
  • SunOne – progressive/fusion
  • Peter Morrison Band – pop/rock/folk
  • Tom Foolry – indie pop/rock
  • December People’s Rock & Roll Christmas Party [Robert Berry (ELP, Sammy Hagar, Ambrosia, Greg Kihn); Gary Pihl (Boston, Sammy Hagar); Dave Medd (The Tubes, Quicksilver Messenger Service); Mike Vanderhule (Y&T), Jack Foster (Steve Miller)]
  • Avalon Jazz Quartet
  • Bob Waggoner’s Meramec Jazz Big Band
  • Mineral Area “Kicks” Big Band
  • Clark Terry (jazz legend, trumpet)
  • Louis Bellson (jazz legend, drums)
  • Marvin Stamm (jazz great, trumpet)
  • Nick Brignola (jazz great, saxophone)
  • Kim Park (jazz great, saxophone)
  • Kirk Reinert & Lilli Farrell (popular artists in Japan)
  • Luke Franek (Award-winning Indie film producer)
  • Nelson Blish (Indie film producer)

Touring Experience:

  • Carnegie Hall (three times, with the New England Symphonic Ensemble)
  • United States (24 states), Canada, England, and Japan
  • The Moody Blues Cruise
  • YES Cruise to the Edge
  • 13th International Rites of Spring Festival (RoSfest), Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • 15th International Rites of Spring Festival (RoSfest), Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • Liberty Music Fest (Philadelphia)
  • Progtoberfest (Chicago)

Media Appearances (multiple times in each of these publications):

  • Big Bang Magazine (France)
  • Classic Rock Society Magazine (U.K.)
  • Fireworks Magazine (U.K.) 
  • Highlands Magazine (France)
  • iO Pages Magazine (Netherlands)
  • PROG Magazine (U.K.)
  • Progression Magazine (U.S.)
  • Many FM Radio interviews, Internet radio interviews, Podcast interviews, and Newspaper interviews

Teachers/Mentors:

  • Charles Mosby (Classical piano lineage – 5 Steps Down from Beethoven)
  • Vincent LaSelva (Juilliard)
  • Bruce Hornsby (masterclass)
  • Kenny Werner (jazz great)
  • David Rosenthal (Rainbow, Cyndi Lauper, Robert Palmer, Billy Joel)
  • Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Planet X, Black Country Communion, Sons of Apollo)
  • Bruce Katz (Allman Brothers, Gregg Allman, Delbert McClinton, Berklee College)
  • Neil Alexander (Mahavishnu Project, The Machine)
  • Vinnie Martucci (Dan Brubeck, The Dolphins, SUNY New Paltz)
  • Robbie Gennett (Pianarchy, Key of ONE, Keyboard Magazine)
  • Dr. Adrienne Elisha (composition)
  • Herb Drury (jazz great)
  • Carol Beth True (Webster University)
  • Michael O’Brien (Mineral Area College)
  • Carol Moore (Mineral Area College)

Autodidact:

  • Gary Burton – improvisation (Berklee online)
  • Chick Corea (online masterclasses)
  • Herbie Hancock (online masterclasses)
  • Hans Zimmer (online masterclasses)
  • Tom Holkenborg / Junkie XL – film scoring (YouTube channel)
  • Rick Beato – Everything Music (YouTube channel)
  • Geoff Manchester – film scoring (YouTube channel)
  • Trey Gunn – finding your original voice (YouTube channel)
  • Jeff Berlin – finding your musical voice (website podcast series)
  • Pat Pattison – songwriting (Berklee online)
  • Jason Scheff – songwriting (online masterclass)
  • Anthony Cesari – songwriting (online courses)
  • Kevin Thomas – songwriting (online courses)
  • Claus Levin – soloing (online courses)
  • Derryl Gabel – soloing (online courses)
  • Jamie Glaser – Playing from the Heart; What Did He Play; Progressive Concepts (online courses)
  • Waves Audio – From Demo to Master with David Darlington (online course)
  • The Aspiring Trailer Music Composer (Evenant online)
  • Cinematic Music: From Idea to Finished Recording (Evenant online)
  • Cinematic Synthesis: Digital Sound Creation (Evenant online)
  • Foundation for Mastering Virtual Orchestration (SLR Workshops online)
  • How to Be a Full-Time TV Composer (online masterclass)
  • Cinematic Composing:  Andy Hill – Scoring the Screen (online course)
  • Cinematic Composing:  20h Score Video Analysis (online course)
  • Cinematic Composing:  Film Music Cliches (online course)
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Music Marketing & Business

  • Aaron Davison – How to License Your Music
  • Ari Herstand – Making Money in the New Music Business; College Touring Circuit; How to Find the Right Manager; Touring; Music Press and Publicity
  • Ari’s Take Academy – How to Become a Successful Touring Artist
  • Rick Barker – Music Industry Blueprint
  • Cari Cole – Your Exceptional Record
  • Cathy Heller – 6-Figure Songwriting; Making Money in the New Music Business
  • Andy Lykens – Music Licensing
  • Leah McHenry – Savvy Musician Academy
  • John Oszajca – Copywriting for Musicians; Inner Circle; Music Ads Workshop; Music Marketing Manifesto; Record Release Formula
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